What our members say

"I?ve come across plenty of business networks in my years running professional football clubs and in consultancy; most are good, but this one is exceptional. The level of professional organisation and engagement of The Business Network makes me want to contribute my own experience and contacts. In turn, I expect to learn what's going on in the region and pick up new ways of doing things - supporting each other in this way benefits everyone."

Barrie Pierpoint, BP Management & Marketing Services

Peterborough Business Network Member

"Joining The Business Network was one of the best moves I ever made. Through The Business Network, I have found a number of trusted suppliers and some very good customers. Not only that but the complimentary morning seminars are a valuable source of information on business trends and ideas."

Ian Smith, Winning Tenders Ltd

Exeter Business Network Member

"What I would say? Do it! You do have to work it.. not just lunch once a month but 1 to 1's, being open to opportunities, and a givers mindset. If you want to grow your business - simply do it!"

Heather Hobden, Aircool Diesel Services Ltd

Chester Business Network Member

"I would highly recommend The Business Network to companies wishing to expand their client and supplier base. It represents the right blend of formal and informal networking. Karen is dynamic, professional and supportive. There is a real buzz in the room and her infectious enthusiasm makes each event special. I look forward to meeting people from a broad spectrum of organisations and learning something new at the pre-lunch seminars. We have made some excellent business contacts and some really good friends. "

Ros Nuttall, Chapelfield PR

Central and East Lancashire Business Network Member

"It is personal touches like this which set the Network aside from other business networks and which make it a constant pleasure to attend."

Stephen Singer, Infralogics Limited

Birmingham Business Network Member

"Joining the Business Network in Bolton/Bury has increased our exposure to new potential customers in the North Manchester area, new relationships have been started and continue to develop giving us new opportunities to introduce our business to new clients across all markets."

Jonathan Robb, Lakeside Hotel

Bolton and Bury Business Network Member

"The Business Network South Manchester has undoubtedly facilitated steady growth in my business during the last year whilst increasing the number of invaluable contacts within my networking circle and I'm confident this will continue through into 2012. Your meetings are always well structured, productive and uplifting - what more could you ask of networking? I would not hesitate to recommend The Business Network South Manchester to all my associates and wish you continued, and much deserved, success in the coming year. "

Tracey Richley, WPA

South Manchester Business Network Member

"If you've been going to networking events as long as I have you will have done them all. Ones where it's just you and a woman who does aromatherapy for cats and that one where half an hour in you start to wonder if you've accidentally joined some sort of cult. You know the one where people are deliberately breaking their own toilets just so they have got a referral to give to the plumber. Anyway 10 years ago we went to our first Business Network and we haven't bothered with anything else since. Above all its enjoyable and you meet great people. Out of that business relationships and even friendships grow. The culture is very much' how can I help' rather than 'what's in it for me'. So all the right ingredients are in place for you to grow your network of contacts and grow your business. And it works."

Ted Flanagan, Gosschalks Solicitors

London Central Business Network Member

"Joining the Business Network South Herts has been a revelation to me as my previous experiences of other Networking Groups was a real turn off. The Business Network format has a working lunch feel to it that allows even the least experienced networker to shine . . . and enjoy"

Brian Light, Pharoscoach

South Herts Business Network Member

"It is personal touches like this which set the Network aside from other business networks and which make it a constant pleasure to attend."

Stephen Singer, Infralogics Limited

Manchester Business Network Member

"As a Humber based business it?s important for Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd to network with likeminded business people to extend our network and build up our brand awareness. With this in Mind we joined the South Humber Business Network in 2010 (I think) and gave it 12 months to see if it was for us. We have been members ever since. The group has allowed us to fulfil our initial goal as our network has grown and people have started to recognise our brand. More importantly the we have now picked up new suppliers and clients who we use and rely on and pass their details on to others in our network as trusted connections. The meetings are a place where we can network in a comfortable business like environment with great business people from a diverse range of local/national business?s."

Simon Delaney, Delaney Marling Partnership Ltd.

South Humberside Business Network Member

"Having had the privilege of speaking at two of The Business Network events I only need one word to describe how they are organised, promoted and staged - BRILLIANT!"

Michael Heppell, Michael Heppell Ltd

Brighton Business Network Member

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Next Events

Birmingham Business Network

Thursday 13th December

Radisson Blu Birmingham, 12.00 noon - 2.30pm

Bolton and Bury Business Network

Tuesday 18th December

Bolton Whites

Brighton Business Network

Wednesday 19th December

Hotel du Vin. Lunch 12.00 Noon - 14.00

Chester Business Network

Thursday 13th December

The Chester Grosvenor 11am - 2.15pm

Exeter Business Network

Wednesday 5th December

Sandy Park 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

London Central Business Network

Thursday 6th December

London Marriott Hotel Marble Arch - 12 Noon - 2.00

Manchester Business Network

Thursday 13th December

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

Peterborough Business Network

Thursday 20th December

Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, 12.00 noon - 2.30pm

Central and East Lancashire Business Network

Wednesday 12th December

Stanley House 1130 - 1430

South Herts Business Network

Wednesday 5th December

Holiday Inn, London Elstree

South Manchester Business Network

Thursday 6th December

Manchester Airport Marriott, 11.45am - 2.30pm

South Humberside Business Network

Wednesday 5th December

Abby's Upstairs, Grimsby